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Oh, and I tried connecting an external monitor,... 989 Views / 2 Replies  
Oh, and I tried connecting an external monitor, also no luck.
Posted by surfacto, on Nov 15, 2010 at 01:33 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Black Screen on MBP after 10.6.5 update 989 Views / 2 Replies  
I looked around, couldn't find anything on this here or elsewhere.
I have a previous generation intel MBP, 15" aluminum style. Today I was using it all day, worked fine running 10.6.4, then tonight...
Posted by surfacto, on Nov 15, 2010 at 01:32 AM, in Mac Notebooks
If it's been Slashdotted, it must be true. ... 4,168 Views / 12 Replies  
If it's been Slashdotted, it must be true.

Slashdot | New Sony DVDs Not Working In Some Players (http://slashdot.org/articles/07/04/15/1914248.shtml)

awaspaas is right, it's Sony's new ARccoS...
Posted by surfacto, on Apr 16, 2007 at 12:58 PM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
It's this one:... 4,168 Views / 12 Replies  
It's this one: http://www.amazon.com/Toshiba-SD-3800-Progressive-Scan-DVD-Player/dp/B00006ANYU
I got it about 4 years ago.
Posted by surfacto, on Mar 26, 2007 at 02:53 AM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
No, I didn't accidentally spend twice as much on... 4,168 Views / 12 Replies  
No, I didn't accidentally spend twice as much on a blu-ray or hd-dvd. Theyre straight up, working DVDs that play perfectly in Apple's DVD player. Actually, I didn't buy them at all. They came from...
Posted by surfacto, on Mar 26, 2007 at 02:46 AM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
Fair enough. Since it hasn't been reported on a... 4,168 Views / 12 Replies  
Fair enough. Since it hasn't been reported on a wide scale, I'm sure that most DVD players are handling these titles. But clearly somthing is different about them that my player is not equipped to...
Posted by surfacto, on Mar 25, 2007 at 02:05 PM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
new DVDs won't play in my Toshiba player 4,168 Views / 12 Replies  
This has happened twice now, confirming my suspicions that it wasn't a disc error. New DVDs (Casino Royale and Stanger Than Fiction), both released just this month, will not play in my Toshiba DVD...
Posted by surfacto, on Mar 24, 2007 at 03:15 PM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
Disable remote login of user 483 Views / 1 Replies  
I have two accounts on my mac. One admin for me, and one regular for my wife. But she hates having to enter a password when she logs in or switches user, so I removed her password. But this makes...
Posted by surfacto, on Mar 24, 2007 at 02:30 PM, in macOS
iTunes won't let me change movie title 2,878 Views / 1 Replies  
So I ripped some short video clips to mpeg4 with Handbrake, then joined the titles as one with MPEGstreamclip. But when I add the movie to my iTunes library, it assigns it the title of the first...
Posted by surfacto, on Mar 3, 2007 at 10:23 PM, in Applications
But you will still need to purchase the MPEG-2... 126,239 Views / 29 Replies  
But you will still need to purchase the MPEG-2 enabler for QT if you want to watch these movies through Frontrow. Or can you access VLC with frontrow somehow?
Posted by surfacto, on Feb 18, 2007 at 04:18 PM, in Applications
DVD Assist... 126,239 Views / 29 Replies  
DVD Assist (http://mysite.verizon.net/resohjb1/Projects.html) is a script that allows you to access Video_TS folders with Frontrow and play them with Apple's DVD player. It's kind of a clever,...
Posted by surfacto, on Feb 17, 2007 at 08:48 PM, in Applications
But I can't access Video_TS folders from... 126,239 Views / 29 Replies  
But I can't access Video_TS folders from Frontrow. I've heard that there is a script that allows this. I will try that before I proceed further with converting my collection.
Posted by surfacto, on Feb 17, 2007 at 06:23 PM, in Applications
First off, I want to thank you guys for pointing... 126,239 Views / 29 Replies  
First off, I want to thank you guys for pointing me to Handbrake. This is by far the best app I have seen. And you literally cannot beat the price.

I have been playing for a few days now and...
Posted by surfacto, on Feb 17, 2007 at 04:00 PM, in Applications
I've been tinkering with doing something similar... 126,239 Views / 29 Replies  
I've been tinkering with doing something similar with my DVD collection, mostly because I can't access Video_TS folders via Frontrow. I've tried converting mpeg-2 to mpeg-4 with Popcorn2, but the...
Posted by surfacto, on Feb 13, 2007 at 03:31 AM, in Applications
Is the fan necessary in an external DVD burner? 420 Views / 0 Replies  
I just got a Mercury Pro 5.25" enclosure from OWC and put my Pioneer 110D DVD burner in it. Burns great, and fast via USB 2. My only complaint is that the fan is running all the time. Its not too...
Posted by surfacto, on Jan 9, 2007 at 09:20 PM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
Airport crashes Macbook 620 Views / 0 Replies  
Here's a new one:
At work I connect my MacBook via ethernet cable at my desk, but there are several wireless signals available from nearby labs, so I just been turning the airport off. The last two...
Posted by surfacto, on Jan 3, 2007 at 11:38 PM, in Networking
Just out of curiosity, why switch to the iMac? ... 998 Views / 8 Replies  
Just out of curiosity, why switch to the iMac? If you want the most cost-effective upgrade, just get the newest Mini and keep your big Dell monitor. By the time Leopard is out, the Minis will...
Posted by surfacto, on Dec 31, 2006 at 05:19 PM, in Mac Desktops
I have one of each. I would say go with the... 1,588 Views / 6 Replies  
I have one of each. I would say go with the macbook if you like to do mobile computing, but otherwise the Mini is a great machine, considerably cheaper, and will have no problems with your big...
Posted by surfacto, on Dec 31, 2006 at 05:11 PM, in Mac Desktops
I third that motion. My mini core duo did the... 883 Views / 9 Replies  
I third that motion. My mini core duo did the same thing until I maxed out the RAM. Now it runs like a champ. Haven't seen a beachball since.
Posted by surfacto, on Dec 31, 2006 at 05:39 AM, in Mac Desktops
External DVD enclosures? 695 Views / 2 Replies  
I've got a pioneer 110D in a Gateway that I have been using for DVD burning, but the software (Nero) is awful. I also have a Mini (1.66 core duo/2 GB RAM/superdrive) and Popcorn, which I like, but...
Posted by surfacto, on Dec 23, 2006 at 06:08 PM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
Hardware vs. Software 554 Views / 1 Replies  
I have an Intel Mini (1.66/2GB Ram/Superdrive), and I like to use Popcorn for DVD burning, but the superdrive on the mini is extremely slow, ie. it takes 40+ minutes to burn and verify 2 hours of...
Posted by surfacto, on Dec 22, 2006 at 05:20 PM, in MacNN Lounge
It's all about the RAM. OSX has to emulate... 977 Views / 12 Replies  
It's all about the RAM. OSX has to emulate office in Rosetta. When I had the factory-installed 512MB, office was horrible. Since I upgraded to 2GB, it runs beautifully, and I can multitask again.
Posted by surfacto, on Dec 22, 2006 at 02:23 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Can I upgrade my Mini's ram? 844 Views / 4 Replies  
I'm sure the answer is yes, but I went to the apple website and they don't list the Mini on their page to find new ram. I'm afraid this means I will void my warantee if I try to upgrade myself, or...
Posted by surfacto, on May 30, 2006 at 12:04 PM, in Mac Desktops
Preventing searching of IMAP mailboxes 395 Views / 0 Replies  
Hi,
I've already searched for this numerous times, so bear with me. I have finally gotten Mail.app (both 1 and 2) to connect to the exchange server at my work. For some reason, it requires an IMAP...
Posted by surfacto, on May 24, 2006 at 08:56 PM, in Applications
Excel crashing on start up and copy 349 Views / 0 Replies  
I just bought a dual-core Mini and installed Office 2004 because I read that it runs well in Rosetta. Word and Powerpoint seem fine, but every time I start Excel from the dock it freezes (spinning...
Posted by surfacto, on Apr 25, 2006 at 12:48 PM, in Applications
Has this been solved yet? I am having the same... 2,651 Views / 8 Replies  
Has this been solved yet? I am having the same problem. Exchange works with Enourage, not Mail. The only difference I can see is the Domain field. There is no domain field box in Mail.app, unlike...
Posted by surfacto, on Oct 23, 2005 at 09:52 PM, in Applications
I've got a DP 450 running some... 1,319 Views / 24 Replies  
I've got a DP 450 running some processor-intensive fitting programs at work. Basically, it runs 24/7 and takes 1-2 days to get results from one experiment, and I'd really like to speed things up. ...
Posted by surfacto, on Apr 14, 2004 at 10:45 AM, in Mac Desktops
do shell script error 448 Views / 1 Replies  
When I write the script:

tell application "Terminal"
activate
do script "/bin/sh
cd /workingdirectory
flic.command
exit"
end tell
Posted by surfacto, on Sep 1, 2003 at 03:35 PM, in macOS
Thanks! 702 Views / 2 Replies  
Thanks!
Posted by surfacto, on Aug 7, 2003 at 05:19 PM, in Applications
what happened to ical calendars? 702 Views / 2 Replies  
I don't know if any of you have noticed, but football season (thats american football for clarity) is approaching, so I do what any fan/mac user would do: I go to apple.com to subscribe to my...
Posted by surfacto, on Aug 7, 2003 at 03:56 PM, in Applications
help me write a script to run in Terminal 532 Views / 2 Replies  
I am using a piece of software called labview, which will allow me to send Applescript to run in specific programs. All I want to do is have it open a terminal window and execute the following...
Posted by surfacto, on Aug 1, 2003 at 08:50 PM, in macOS
Ok, I solved the bus error problem, but now I get... 614 Views / 2 Replies  
Ok, I solved the bus error problem, but now I get this:

unexpected end of setupfile ~/run_flic.set

where run_flic.set is a text file that the program reads. There must be a mystery end of...
Posted by surfacto, on Jul 31, 2003 at 02:57 PM, in Developer Center
bus error 614 Views / 2 Replies  
Please help me. I recently compiled a c++ program with gcc 3.3, hoping to run it from the terminal, but it returns a bus error. When I run it in gdb, this is the output:

Program received signal...
Posted by surfacto, on Jul 30, 2003 at 02:12 PM, in Developer Center
compliling error in porting linux program 518 Views / 1 Replies  
Can anyone please help me decipher this error?

I installed gnugetopt using fink and then copied getopt.h to /usr/include/getopt.h. This is what I see when I type make:

g++3 --ansi -Wall...
Posted by surfacto, on Jul 28, 2003 at 11:15 AM, in Developer Center
Fixed it. I had to log in as another user and... 483 Views / 1 Replies  
Fixed it. I had to log in as another user and then change the ownership to my name. Before that the ownership was always assigned to the logged in user.
Posted by surfacto, on Jul 17, 2003 at 01:33 PM, in macOS
Home directory on slave drive 483 Views / 1 Replies  
I have installed a second slave HD in a G4 powermac running 10.2.6, and I wanted to put my home dirctory on it. All works except that other users now have full access to my home even though I have...
Posted by surfacto, on Jul 17, 2003 at 12:46 PM, in macOS
Thanks for your help! I do have the source... 715 Views / 5 Replies  
Thanks for your help!
I do have the source code, or actually the guy who wrote it is sending it to me from Germany. Hope it works, this would make my life much easier!
:thumbsup:
Posted by surfacto, on Jul 17, 2003 at 11:01 AM, in Applications
Compiling program in C to run in Terminal 715 Views / 5 Replies  
Disclaimer: I am not a programmer. I am a Mac user.

I am running LabVIEW for Mac and Windows and in Windows it calls the Dos prompt and runs a program written in C. I'm thinking I could do this...
Posted by surfacto, on Jul 16, 2003 at 04:22 PM, in Applications
OS 10.1 and PDF trouble 438 Views / 0 Replies  
Hola,
My boss is running 10.1.5, or something like it, and he has trouble with PDFs. When he downloads one, it starts with page "0" instead of page 1, so when he goes to print it, he doesn't get...
Posted by surfacto, on Jul 15, 2003 at 11:45 AM, in macOS
I agree, but the customer is always right... 823 Views / 5 Replies  
I agree, but the customer is always right...
Posted by surfacto, on Jul 8, 2003 at 10:49 AM, in Art & Graphic Design
Oh boy media cleaner is spendy 823 Views / 5 Replies  
Is there a cheaper way to convert Quicktime to Windows Media Player format?
Posted by surfacto, on Jul 7, 2003 at 09:37 PM, in Art & Graphic Design
airport disconnect after sleep 748 Views / 7 Replies  
I've got a TiBook running 10.2.6 and a graphite ABS. Whenever my computer sleeps, the signal in the menu bar turns grey and I have to reselect the right airport network to get back online. In prefs...
Posted by surfacto, on Jul 7, 2003 at 09:30 PM, in Networking
Problem Solved. I had it set to share an IP. ... 562 Views / 4 Replies  
Problem Solved.
I had it set to share an IP. Unchecked that box and now everything works perfectly just as if I hooked myself in with the wire. :cool:
Posted by surfacto, on May 9, 2003 at 02:00 PM, in Networking
Not sure what you mean by that. How do I get... 562 Views / 4 Replies  
Not sure what you mean by that. How do I get authenticated? I used to be able to connect to the PCs in the lab using smb//... but now that doesn't work.



I ok'd it with my supervisor, but he...
Posted by surfacto, on May 9, 2003 at 11:58 AM, in Networking
Old ABS and windows network 562 Views / 4 Replies  
So I brought in my old graphite ABS to work and hooked it up to the LAN. For the most part everything is working fine on my powerbook (running 10.2.6). I set it up to connect via DHCP and bridge to...
Posted by surfacto, on May 9, 2003 at 09:48 AM, in Networking
Thank you! This has been driving me crazy. :cool: 1,012 Views / 11 Replies  
Thank you! This has been driving me crazy. :cool:
Posted by surfacto, on Mar 12, 2003 at 10:08 PM, in Applications
Great! But how? 1,012 Views / 11 Replies  
Great! But how?
Posted by surfacto, on Mar 11, 2003 at 06:20 PM, in Applications
Can I do these things with Keynote? 1,012 Views / 11 Replies  
I've tried and failed at doing any of the following:

1. Typing superscripts or subscripts
2. Entering mathematical equations
3. Changing the colors in a bar graph

Please advise if you know of...
Posted by surfacto, on Mar 10, 2003 at 04:26 PM, in Applications
permission on non-boot volume 392 Views / 1 Replies  
I spent some time setting the permission on several folders in the non-system partition so that only I (admin) would have access. However, when another user logs in, the ownership has changed on...
Posted by surfacto, on Feb 23, 2003 at 12:43 PM, in macOS
Ah hah. The standard prefpanes in in... 802 Views / 5 Replies  
Ah hah. The standard prefpanes in in /System/Library, not /Library like the 3rd party ones. Couldn't find them at first.
Posted by surfacto, on Feb 22, 2003 at 05:57 PM, in GUI Customization
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